Michigan Mosquito Control Association
PO Box 366, Bay City, MI 48707
office (989) 894-4555 | fax (989) 894-0526

William J. Lechel, II Memorial Scholarship

2016 Winner - Courtney Larson, Michigan State University

Courtney Larson

Sponsored by
  • Advanced Pest Management, Fenton, MI
  • Clarke, Roselle, IL
  • 1st Place - $1,000

MMCA annually presents a scholarship to encourage interest in mosquito control and to assist a student financially towards a higher education in Natural Science or a related field. Instructions for the scholarship are available below. Please call us at (989) 894-4555 for more information.  The 2017 application will be available after the 2016 Annual Conference held in February.

2016 - Legacy Effects of Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis, on Stream Ecosystem Function
1st Place - Courtney Larson, Michigan State University

2015 - Outdoor Insecticide-Impregnated Barriers: A New Intervention of Malaria Control in the Solomon Islands

1st Place - Nicholas Deason, University of Notre Dame

2014 - Efficacy of an Ingestible Vitamin/Garlic Supplement as a Mosquito Repellent

1st Place - Courtney R. Weatherbee, Michigan State University

2013 - Genetic and Phenotypic Variation in Host-Seeking Behavior of Nymphal Ixodes scapularis Ticks:  Implication for Lyme Disease Risk in the Eastern United States

1st Place - Isis M. Kuczaj, Michigan State University

2012 - Insect Timing and Succession on Burried Carrion

1st Place - Emily Pastula, Michigan State University

2011 - Please Don't Pass the Vegetables: Algae are Apparently Not an Important Resource for Aedes japonicus Larvae in Michigan

1st Place - Amanda R. Lorenz, Michigan State University

2010 - Gut Content Analysis of Aquatic Hemiptera Using Molecular Techniques
1st Place - Ryan K. Kimbiruaskas, Michigan State University

2008 - Nocturnal Oviposition Behavior of Blowflies in Mid-Michigan

1st Place - Kristi N. Zurawski, Michigan State University

2007 - Invasive Blacklegged Ticks in Lower Michigan are Invloved in Complex Cycles with Multiple Zoonotic Pathogens

1st Place - Sarah Ann Hamer, Michigan State University